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You have three minutes to spare in the morning before you are out the door. Sure, you could slap on a red lip and call it a job well done, but what if you could add much more impact? What if your eyes could pop? Well, you’d certainly do it, of course. With the help of a superstar team of Estee Lauder makeup artists, we were walked through some quick and easy beauty looks for almond-shaped eyes, single-lid eyes, hidden lid eyes and deep-set eyes. So, basically, all of the eyes. And the best part is, they’re pretty darn easy and you probably have all of the makeup you need to pull ’em off! If you don’t, we’ve got you covered there with some helpful suggestions! Here’s how to look amazing in three minutes:

Perfect Brows

What you’ll need

How it’s done

  1. To shape brows, use a disposable mascara wand to brush through the brow hair. Start at the inside corner of the brow and brush outward, in the direction of the hair growth.
  2. Apply 3 dots of highlighter above the brow—at the inner corner, arch peak and at the tail. Then, sweep a thin line of highlighter below the brow. Tap to blend with fingers.
  3. For a full brow or to lift the eye, start at the bottom— fill in colour from the inner brow to the tail using fine, feathery strokes. For a sparse or a thinner brow, start at the top—apply colour from the inner brow to the tail. For both brow shapes, brush through brows to distribute colour evenly and keep it looking natural.
  4. Fill in any remaining gaps with colour.
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For Almond Eyes

What you’ll need

How it’s done

  1. Line upper lashline with eye pencil, hugging the line as close to the lashes as possible.
  2. Smudge the line with the smudge tip applicator or a shadow brush.
  3. Apply a base eyeshadow, shade 1, from just above the liner to underneath the brow using a blender brush.
  4. Layer shade 2 all over eye with the sculpting shadow brush—stopping just above the crease.
  5. Smudge shade 3 onto the top lashline using the tip of the sculpting shadow brush.
  6. Apply several coats of mascara.

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For Single-Lid Eyes

What you’ll need

How it’s done

  1. Apply base eyeshadow, shade 1 or 2, from lashline to underneath the brow with a blender brush.
  2. Line upper lashline with deep eye pencil, adding more to the outer corner of the eye. Smudge up and out with smudge tip applicator.
  3. Apply a deeper eyeshadow, shade 3, to the outer corner of the eye. Diffuse and soften the colour from the outer corner to the centre.
  4. To brighten eyes, apply a pearl or gold tone eye pencil to the inner corner of the eye, and along the lower lashline.
  5. Apply a few coats of mascara.

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For Hidden Lid Eyes

What you’ll need

How it’s done

  1. Dust base eyeshadow, shade 2, from lashes to just underneath the brow with a blender brush.
  2. Line upper lashline with pencil, hugging the line as close to the lashline as possible.
  3. Add extra pencil to the outer eye corner and smudge line up and out.
  4. Use a sculpting shadow brush to apply shade 3 on the outer corner of the eye, on top of pencil. Blend up and out towards the outer crease using a light tapping motion.
  5. Apply several coats of mascara.
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For deep-set eyes

What you’ll need

How it’s done

  1. Line the upper lashline with eye pencil from the inner to the outer corner.
  2. Blend eyeshadow shade 4 over the liner and smudge it into the lashline using the tip of the sculpting shadow brush.
  3. Sweep a base eyeshadow, shade 1 or 2, from lashline to underneath the brow with a blender brush.
  4. Apply shade 3 with a shadow brush from just above the liner to slightly above the crease.
  5. To finish, apply several coats of mascara, adding more mascara to the outer corner of the lashes.

 

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Simple and Smokey Eye

What you’ll need

How it’s done

  1. Prime the eye with highlighter, sweeping it over the eye from lashline to underneath the brow. Blend up with fingers.
  2. Apply eyeliner along the upper lashline, rolling the pencil from the outer corner inwards—don’t worry about drawing a perfect line. Blend the liner up towards the crease with fingers.
  3. Dust eyeshadow shade 4 over liner with a sculpting shadow brush. Smudge up towards the crease with fingers.
  4. Apply several coats of mascara.

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